Circa Survive + Foxing + Hail the Sun

Pomona, California (April 8, 2018) – Tonight the Fox Theater Pomona in PomonaCA featured the energetic, Philly-based Circa Survive, with support from Hail the Sun and Foxing, in the midst of the Amulet Tour. Crowds of fans anxiously waited in line in anticipation for the doors to open and conversed over past Circa Survive shows.

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Opening band, Hail the Sun, brought the theater to life with their upbeat, hardcore hits from their albums Wake (2014), and Culture Scars (2016), and their new EP, Secret Wars (2017.) Hail the Sun originates from Chico, California and is an American post-hardcore band consisting of frontman Donovan Melero (drums, percussion, lead vocals), Shane Gann (guitar, backing vocals), Aric Garcia (rhythm guitar), and John Stirrat (bass). Ironically, Donovan’s voice can be compared to the singing/vocal style of Anthony Green, which made the show that much more stunning. The band played fan favorites such as “Human Target Practice”, which Melero proclaims to the audience that it preaches about the issues of police brutality. They performed “Relax/Divide”, which is an absolute fan-favorite ballad that the band released in 2014. Having been to a few Hail the Sun shows, they never seem to lose their spark and always put out a fantastic concert for their fans.


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Originating from St. Louis, Missouri, American indie-rock band Foxing captivates the audience with morose tones and mesmerizing trumpet playing from frontman Conor Murphy, who is supported by his bandmates Ricky Sampson (guitar, sampler), Jon Hellwig (drums, sampler), Eric Hudson (guitar, vocals), and touring member Emma Tiemann (violin, strings, keyboards). Foxing opens with their song “Inuit off of their debut LP, The Albatross. The second the powerful tones of the trumpet echoed throughout the theater, the audience roared with support and excitement. In addition to their classic past songs, Conor proclaims that they are going to play two new songs, which the audience undoubtedly loves and gives their full attention to. The introspective artists end with their song “Rory” off of The Albatross to close out the moody, atmospheric vibe.


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You can feel in the air that the audience is anxiously waiting in anticipation for Circa Survive. The lights abruptly dim and the crowd was roaring as members of Circa Survive progressively made their way on stage. They tease the audience with an instrumental opening as frontman Anthony Green (vocals), slowly makes his way on the stage. Backed by Colin Frangicetto (guitar, back vocals), Brendan Ekstrom (guitar), Nick Beard (bass, back vocals), and Steve Clifford (drums, percussion), they open with their new song, “Rites of Investiture”, off of their brand new album, The Amulet. Almost instantly, the atmosphere and vibe transform into an enthusiastic, high-spirited energy that can be seen all throughout the theater.

Green proclaims his appreciation for his audience and fans by stating how amazing it is that this fanbase truly looks out for one another. Green had previously noted on Twitter that the setlist is “…A perfect balance of old and new…”, and that this particular set was his most favorite one they have created. The band continues to plays hits off of their albums Juturna (2005), On Letting Go (2007), Blue Sky Noise (2010), and their new album, The Amulet (2017.) Fans go wild and are the voice of the beginning of the emotional, mind-altering songs “Living Together and “Get Out”. My personal favorite is hearing “Living Together” live as the lyrics and instrumentals are so emotionally raw. I had the honor of witnessing the On Letting Go 10 year reunion in Pittsburgh, PA. When I first heard “Living Together” performed live and it was like a religious experience. Green is superb at energetically drawing the audience in for music worship!

Circa Survive ends with “I Felt Free” and leaves the audience wanting more as they close out their show with their song “Descensus” off of their 2014 album Descensus. Their performances are, without a doubt, mind-blowing; the band always leaves their audience feeling reborn and ecstatic.

You can catch Circa Survive Foxing Hail the Sun on the remainder of their dates of the Amulet Tour.

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 Photojournalist: Shannon Watson

FYF Fest Announces Lineup for 15th Anniversary Festival – July 21 & 22, 2018

Saturday: Florence + the Machine
Sunday: Janet Jackson

and performances by: Future, the Xx, My Bloody Valentine, St. Vincent, Kali Uchis, Daniel Caesar, Unknown Mortal Orchestra, Nina Kraviz, Rhye, Charlotte Gainsbourg, Yaeji + more

Exposition Park, Downtown Los Angeles, CA

Passes on sale Friday, April 6th at 12pm PT

Los Angeles, California (March 30th, 2018) – Celebrating the 15th year of what’s grown to be LA’s most vibrant, eclectic and lovingly curated music event, Goldenvoice has unveiled the lineup for 2018’s highly anticipated FYF Fest. Having grown from a roaming party at various venues along Sunset Boulevard in Echo Park, FYF has blossomed into a world-class event, drawing talent from around the globe and music lovers from across the country.

Global music icon, multiple GRAMMY® Award-winner and multi-platinum selling artist Janet Jackson, who appeared on site to support her friend and last year’s headliner, Missy Elliott, returns this summer at the top of this year’s bill for her only LA area performance. Florence + the Machine makes an eagerly-anticipated return to Los Angeles at the top of this year’s bill as well. The FYF 2018 lineup also sees a return to the festival by some previous year’s crowd favorites, like My Bloody Valentine (on their only west coast date of the year) and The Breeders, while marking FYF Fest debuts for many artists on the bill, such as FutureThe XXSt. VincentCharlotte Gainsbourg (on her only west coast show of the year), and Kali Uchis.

The festival will include performances by (in alphabetical order):

Amber Mark


Car Seat Headrest

Charlotte Gainsbourg



Curtis Harding

Daniel Caesar


Destroyer (solo)

Florence + the Machine



Janet Jackson

Jayda G


Kali Uchis

Lawrence Rothman

Lena Willikens

Lucy Dacus


Mount Kimbie

My Bloody Valentine

Neil Frances

Nils Frahm

Nina Kraviz

Pachanga Boys


Prettiest Eyes



Roman Flügel


Skating Polly


St. Vincent

Stephen Malkmus & The Jicks

Sudan Archives

The Breeders

The Internet

The xx

U.S. Girls

Unknown Mortal Orchestra


Youth Code

Weekend and Single Day GA and VIP passes go on sale Friday, April 6th at 12 pm PT. Pass pricing below. American Express® Card Members can purchase all passes before the general public beginning Tuesday, April 3rd at 10 am through Thursday, April 5th at 10 pm PT.

Since its humble beginnings as Fuck Yeah Fest, scattered around club venues in Echo Park, FYF Fest has excelled at providing Los Angeles music lovers with a festival as diverse as they are. The famously eclectic line-ups bring break-out stars of the moment together with established, beloved and iconic acts. Goldenvoice came on board as co-promoters in 2011 and are now the sole owners of the festival. Under their care, FYF grew into a two-day outdoor event and arrived at its current home of Exposition Park – with headliners The Strokes – in 2014. The following year saw the arrival of The Woods, which has quickly earned its place as a highlight of the festival and of LA’s dance music scene in general. The Woods features extended sets from DJs not usually found at U.S. festivals, as well as showcasing DJs from the local and international Queer scene. The festival’s growing global reputation has lured some of music’s most charismatic performers to Downtown Los Angeles, including Grace Jones, Yeah Yeah Yeahs, Kanye West, Morrissey, Erykah Badu, Grimes, LCD Soundsystem, Solange, Bjork, D’Angelo, My Bloody Valentine and Missy Elliott.

For FYF 15, Goldenvoice booker Jennifer Yacoubian is working hand in hand with CEO Paul Tollett and former FYF Presents team Dave Peterson and Emily Twombly, whose work in bringing the festival to fruition dates back to 2009. Together, they’ve crafted the dynamic and vibrant festival Los Angeles deserves.

“FYF has been a Los Angeles staple for the past 15 years (happy anniversary to us!), and a very special event with a diverse booking that is unique to the festival,” says FYF/Goldenvoice booker Jennifer Yacoubian. “In the past 15 years, this festival has grown immensely with a strong team of women and men behind it to bring fans the best weekend of summer. And with incredible artists like Janet Jackson and Florence + The Machine topping this year’s bill, we are so psyched to have two badass women leading the roster as we head into FYF Fest 2018.”

For the fourth year in a row, FYF Fest has partnered with Plus 1 to donate $1 of every ticket sold to high impact organizations working to support the people in our communities who need it the most, both locally and globally. Through this partnership over the last 3 years, $135,000 has gone to organizations such as My Friends Place, Partners In Health, Be The Match, American Immigration Council, and Skateistan, with FYF Fest’s 2018 charity partners to be announced shortly.

Additionally, FYF Fest’s long-standing commitment to local artists and businesses continues to be a vital part of their overall programming, with art installations from Los Angeles artists, as well as food and beverage options from some of the city’s favorite restaurants, and so much more.

Pass Prices

2-Day GA: $249 + fees
2-VIP: $549 + fees
Saturday GA: $149 + fees
Sunday GA: $149 + fees
Official FYF Fest lineup poster: $20 + fees


“The best LA weekend of the year” – Consequence of Sound

“FYF is now easily one of the best festival experiences in Southern California, if not the entire country.” – LA Weekly

“FYF Fest always brings one of the more impressive cross-genre lineups on the summer-festival scene” – Stereogum

“Simply the best summer music festival around” – Cosmopolitan

“What started as a small, one-day punk-indie concert has become a massive, highly anticipated weekend festival that is now rivaling Coachella” –

“something for everyone” – VIBE

“FYF has finally perfected the city festival” – Mixmag

About Goldenvoice:
Goldenvoice, creators of Coachella Valley Music & Arts Festival, Panorama Festival, Stagecoach: California’s Country Music Festival and Arroyo Seco Weekend also operates successful Los Angeles music venues including the Fonda Theatre, El Rey Theatre, and Shrine Auditorium. Beginning as an independent punk rock promoter in the early 1980s, Goldenvoice grew to be the preeminent alternative promoter in Southern California by forging strong relationships with both bands and music fans. Goldenvoice promotes over 1400 concerts a year in California, Nevada, Alaska, Arizona, Hawaii, and Canada. They took over sole ownership of FYF in February 2018.


11th Annual Outside Lands Set for August 10 – 12

Outside Lands Eager Beaver 3-Day Tickets on Sale Thursday, March 29 at 10am PT

Another Planet Entertainment, Superfly, and Starr Hill Presents are thrilled to announce 3-day Eager Beaver and Leisure Beaver tickets for the 11th annual Outside Lands will go on sale starting this Thursday, March 29 at 10am PT exclusively via The festival has sold out the last 7 years so fans encouraged to buy now to avoid disappointment.

Outside Lands Eager Beaver and Leisure Beaver tickets will provide a lower price to fans buying festival tickets before the lineup announcement. The first fans to purchase tickets will be eligible to buy the lowest priced Eager Beaver tickets — once these tickets sell out, Leisure Beaver tickets will become available. Eager Beaver VIP tickets will also be available for purchase. There is limited availability for all of these price levels. 3-day Shuttle Passes and 3-day Parking Passes will also go on sale Thursday, March 29 at 10am PT. All pricing is listed below.


Eager Beaver – $325 + fees
Leisure Beaver – $349.50 + fees
Eager Beaver VIP – $749.50 + fees
3-Day Parking – $255 (all-in)
3-Day Shuttle Pass $48 (all-in)

Over the past decade, Outside Lands has set new standards for festivals around the world, revolutionizing how music, food and drink can be enjoyed. With a world-class culinary and wine program showcasing the best the Bay Area has to offer alongside a carefully curated lineup all with the backdrop of Golden Gate Park, Outside Lands is an experience like none other.

Outside Lands has a rich alumni of artists that include Radiohead, Elton John, Kendrick Lamar, Lana Del Rey, Metallica, Kanye West, Paul McCartney, Solange, Chance the Rapper, Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers, Foo Fighters, Lorde, Stevie Wonder, Pearl Jam, Halsey, The Who, Alabama Shakes, Norah Jones, Tame Impala, The Yeah Yeah Yeahs and many more.

Since its inception, Outside Lands has evolved into a beloved San Francisco tradition and boom for the Bay Area, as thousands of fans from around the world flood the iconic city for an incomparable weekend in one of the world’s greatest green spaces. Outside Lands is simultaneously a true destination festival and a celebration of the region’s best. You won’t want to miss it.

2017 Press for Outside Lands

“Outside Lands is a festival that puts fans and artists above all else…” –UPROXX

“Within the industry and among fans, it’d be hard to find an event more loved than San Francisco’s Outside Lands.” – Forbes

“…the festival has continued to be a force in what’s become a crowded landscape.” – Billboard

“San Francisco’s Outside Lands stands as the leading and first example of a music festival reaching for world class heights with its food and beverage program.” – Paste

“For its 10th anniversary party, Outside Lands went and curated one of, if not the, best American festival bill of the year.” – Consequence of Sound

“When Outside Lands returns to San Francisco’s Golden Gate Park this August for a 10th consecutive year, it’ll do so with one of its most impressive lineups yet.” – Entertainment Weekly


Anaheim, California (February 25, 2018) – Splice Magazine captured the emotional rollercoaster of a Sufferer who constantly battles with severe anxiety and depression. This was the last of the very first three Sufferer shows to take place. The artists kicked off in Cupertino, down to Orangevale, and lastly to Chain Reaction in Anaheim, California. This is the band’s first debut of their self-titled album Sufferer.

Sufferer is made up of Forrest Wright, Cory Lockwood (A Lot Like Birds), Shane Gann (Hail the Sun), and Blake Dahlinger (I the Mighty.) The band talks about the constant daily battles of what it is like to live in the head of someone who suffers from severe anxiety disorders and depression. The three torturous characters of the sufferer are voiced by Cory Lockwood (the voice of his anxiety,) Forrest Wright (the sufferer’s voice,) and Shane Gann (the voice of his depression,) as well as Blake Dahlinger (drums and added vocals.)

Sufferer lays down ten chapters of the distressing voices in his head about how he lives his life with himself and with the relationships of others. The band took the stage just after 9 pm and opened with the trance-like state of the introduction “If” which quickly progressed to the repetitive overthinking of the sufferer’s mind. The band performed “Then” and “Sword”, conveying the constant feelings of detachment and false confidence.  Captivating the audience with “Chair”, “Ache”, and “Drag”, before quickly evolving to the stormy, acoustic tones of “Nocturne” sounded all through the venue towards the end of the set and into “Pacifier”, which sheds light on the effects of medication and the suggestions of coping. Sufferer closed out their show with two more heavy tracks, “Always” and “Again”, leaving the audience emotionally entranced and excitedly waiting for more.

35% of Sufferer’s project will go towards the Anxiety and Depression Association of America


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